MT. ZION — Champaign Central’s scramble team of Matt Becker and Hayden Cekander and its alternate-shot team of Conor Butts and Justin McCoy won their respective competitions Friday at the Mt. Zion Invite, leading the Maroons to first place as a team.
■ St. Thomas More 2, Mahomet-Seymour 1. Brianna Hopper had eight kills and Mica Allison and Hayes Murray each recorded 14 assists for the Sabers in their 14-25, 25-17, 25-9 win at Mahomet. Grace Beach had 11 kills and Elizabeth Sproat had 12 digs for the Bulldogs.
Why he was chosen: The senior recorded a hat trick and assisted on the Bulldogs’ other goal during a 4-2 home win against Urbana Uni High and followed that up with two goals in a 4-1 win at Charleston.
■ Centennial 2, Urbana 0. Ashia Ravanh had three kills, Raevyn Russell had two kills and Maddie Sanders had four digs for the Tigers in their 25-13, 25-11 loss to the Chargers. Claire Cowser had seven digs for Centennial.
■ Rantoul 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 1. Kaylee Spegal had 25 assists and four aces as the Eagles overcame a one-set deficit to edge the visiting Buffaloes 16-25, 25-14, 25-20. Elena Shields had 15 digs and Bree Davis had 13 kills for Rantoul.
Will Danville football go unbeaten? How is Ema Rajic's junior swimming season faring at Urbana Uni High? Who is the top volleyball team in The News-Gazette's coverage area? What about soccer? Will Champaign Central or Centennial football end a two-game losing streak on Friday night at Tommy Stewart Field? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is taking your questions at 12:30 p.m.
Name, School Rds Avg.
Chopra, University High 8 34.6
C. Miller, Arcola 6 35.6
Ellis, Sullivan 8 36.8
L. Richardson, Tri-County 8 37.3
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 41, Monmouth-Roseville 0. After a long bus ride, the Spartans’ offense sputtered early, and a blocked punt put St. Joseph-Ogden’s defense in a difficult situation. But the defense held the shutout early, and the offense picked up, thanks in part to a strong performance from the offensive line, coach Shawn Skinner said.